My amazing trip to the Seng Girls Home – by Rebecca Anderson

My Qinghai experience brought to life the “why” of working for and supporting a Captivating International project. I was able to see and experience the daily life of a SGVTS girl. I didn’t entirely know what to expect on the trip, but I had an open mind and heart and was ready to take it all in. Thank goodness for that, as no “princesses” are allowed on that journey! The scenery was mountainous and beautiful, devoid of all city noises and pollution. It was glorious! (See picture 1)

The girls are amazing. They are rising to the challenge of making a different life for themselves. They are learning multiple languages and receiving an education from people who really care about them, from people who want them to succeed. There is a sisterhood evident at the girls’ home and school. The girls are instrumental in taking care of the place as well as looking out for one another. It’s a thriving community and I feel honored to have been a part of it for even a few days.(See picture 2)

Sponsoring a SGVTS girl has allowed me to help their community in a small way as well as stay connected to the root cause of this home. I think about our “fourth child” all the time!! I wonder how school is going and if she is healthy and whether she is still playing a mean game of Uno! (See picture 3)

That trip, those girls, and my experiences are all unforgettable. It was so worth it! I love seeing the newsletter and emails from Captivating and now recognizing so many girls! I feel connected to them and want to see all of them succeed. What a blessing they are and how fortunate that I know them and am able to support them. Carry on, Captivating! It’s good work you are doing.

CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM | PIGS FOR POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

You Are Loved - Thank You Shenzhen!

What a night! We are so humbled by the generosity shown once again from our Shenzhen community. Saturday, 12th of October, once again working with the wonderful team at the Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen, will be remembered by us for a long time.




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New Found Independence and Sustainable Living

Caihangji enrolled in the Vocational School Scholarship program in 2016 and majored in Medicine. After two years of hard study and 1 year internship, she graduated as one of the top 10 in her class of 29 students. She is now officially employed as a pharmacist and earns a good monthly salary. She is very excited about her new found independence and ability to earn good money.




CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | SENG GIRLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL (SGVTS) | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

500 walkers from SCIE raise funds to see girls get back to school

On the 2nd of April, 500 students, parents and teachers from the Shenzhen College of International Education (SCIE) walked 10km in just 2 hours to raise funds for Captivating. Together, they raised over RMB109,818. We think you are all amazing!




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Two years changes everything for Dechen Tso

This month [July 2017], three girls from Project Eden who have been studying at the School of Electronics and Technology of Dongguan, have finished all their school-based courses and will be starting a one-year internship after this summer on-track to graduate in June 2018. Through the Captivating Project Eden schooling program, we have been thrilled to see their growth and development over the years thanks to lots of hard work by them, as well as amazing support from the team at Project Eden. Our thanks also to their dedicated sponsors and supporters, and of course Dockpo and the SGVTS team where the girls first got their chance at a new life several years ago now. We hope you enjoy Dechen's story:




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SPONSOR A GIRL TODAY and you'll secure her a brighter future

Every child deserves the opportunity to grow and prosper in a safe and stimulating environment. Unfortunately, almost 70 million children across the world are not even able to experience basic schooling. Child Sponsorship is a practical way to aid a child who is out of school because of poverty or prejudice. At Captivating, Child Sponsorship connects you to an individual girl...




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Changing the future for 163 girls

Seng Girls Vocation Training School (SGVTS) is aiding 163 girls to further their education and acquire a future through skills and self development. 104 of these girls live in the girls school in Quinghai with the remaining spread across China in advanced learning opportunities. SGVTS has 14 teachers to help bring a strong education foundation to these girls who have had limited opportunity to go to school. Below is a letter from one of the teachers of the school. Also, one of the girls who is in her second year at the school wrote and we would like to share this with the Captivating world.